IND V FRA ( Pool A ) Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp 2015

IND
3 - 2
FRA

Match Review IND - FRA 3-2

IND v FRA Goal 1 for INDPosted June 20, 2015
IND v FRA Goal 2 for INDPosted June 20, 2015
IND v FRA Goal 2 for FRAPosted June 20, 2015
IND v FRA Goal 3 for INDPosted June 20, 2015

Ninth ranked India were pushed all the way by 18th ranked France in their opening Pool A match at the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals but eventually emerged winners thanks to a last minute strike from Ramandeep Singh.

France - winners of the HWL Round 2 event in Cape Town - produced some excellent hockey throughout the match, and stunned their illustrious opponents when they took a surprise 1-0 lead thanks to a fine strike from Olivier Sanchez.

India hit back with two goals in quick succession with Manpreet Singh and Devindar Walmiki both finishing off excellent team moves to give the eight times Olympic champions a 2-1 lead at half time.

France levelled the scores in the 43rd minute when Simon Martin-Brisac crashed a powerful shot past India shot-stopper Sreejesh, giving the Europeans hope that they might claim a share of the points before a diving Ramandeep guided a loose ball into an unguarded net in the dying stages.

Speaking after the match, Martin-Brisac said: “There is no consolation in the manner of our loss because we really wanted to get something from the game. To concede so late is very disappointing, but we know we played a good game. We remain confident and will continue to work hard.”

Indian Head Coach Paul van Ass said that, due to the unpredictability of opening matches, he certainly wasn’t expecting an easy time. “The start of a tournament is always special, there never an easy match as no-one will give an inch. The good part is that we managed to make the third goal, which was really important.”

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
FRA 3 9 SANCHEZ Olivier FG 0 - 1
IND 27 7 SINGH Manpreet PC 1 - 1
IND 29 22 WALMIKI Devindar FG 2 - 1
FRA 43 8 MARTIN BRISAC Simon FG 2 - 2
IND 59 31 SINGH Ramandeep FG 3 - 2

IND

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
Bench
3 SINGH Rupinder
7
6 SINGH Gurmail
X
7 SINGH Manpreet 1
X
8 SINGH Sardar
6
9 WALMIKI Yuvraj
X
10 SINGH Dharamvir
X
13 SINGH Gurbaj
X
14 UPADHYAY Lalit
X
16 PARATTU Sreejesh
8
22 WALMIKI Devindar 1
Bench
23 SINGH Harjot
X
25 SINGH Satbir
X
26 LAKRA Birendra
X
27 SINGH Akashdeep
X
28 KULAR Jasjit Singh
X
29 KANGUJAM Chinglensana
5
31 SINGH Ramandeep 1
9
32 THIMMAIAH Chandanda
  Team Manager SANGWAN Sandeep
  Head Coach van ASS Paul
  Stand-In Manager SEBASTIAN Jude Felix
  Physiotherapist IYENGAR Shrikant

FRA

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
4 PETERS-DEUTZ Cristoforo
X
5 KIEFFER Jean-Laurent
X
6 GENESTET Tom
7
7 GENESTET Hugo
X
8 MARTIN BRISAC Simon 1
X
9 SANCHEZ Olivier 1
X
11 MASSON Charles
5
14 BAUMGARTEN Gaspard
X
15 DERONT Guillaume
6
16 GOYET François
X
18 FORGUES Jean-Baptiste
10
19 SCHEEFER Francois
X
20 CHARLET Victor
5
22 GENESTET Martin
5
24 COISNE Aristide
X
25 LYON Romain
Bench
29 SAUNIER Corentin
X
31 ZYLBERMANN Martin
  Team Manager FRANCOIS Antoine
  Head Coach FOULARD Gael
  Assistant Coach REYNAUD Bertrand
  Stand-In Manager HOEBEN Gerold
  Medical Doctor POPINEAU Christophe
  Physiotherapist LE BRIS Sebastien

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 WRIGHT John
Umpire 2 GREENFIELD Gareth
Reserve Umpire van ELEGEM Geoffroy
Video Umpire SIMMONDS Gary
Judge 1 WARRIS Rogier
Judge 2 McKAY Iain
Technical Officer DECKENBROCK Christian
  • Match 01
  • Date Sat, 20 Jun 2015
  • Time 18:00
  • Pool/Class Pool A
  • Venue KHC Dragons

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